WorthyKids/Ideals: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

WorthyKids/Ideals publishes fiction and nonfiction board books, novelty books, and picture books for children from birth through the age of eight. The subjects they are interested in publishing are primarily inspiration/faith, relationships and values, general fiction, American patriotism, and holidays, particularly Easter and Christmas.

Most of the books they publish are Christian and most of the distribution they have is through Christian bookstores as well as big chain bookstores. They have relationships with some fairly big Christian brands including Veggie Tales.

Their website is very bare bones with little information about the company offered and only select books are easy to see. I could not find a more comprehensive catalog. Also I am writing this review in late May and the big focus on the main page is still on Easter.

They only accept submissions through the mail. They expect a brief cover letter and a complete manuscript. Board book manuscripts should be no longer than 250 words. Picture book manuscripts should not be longer than 800 words in length. They are also seeking submissions from artists and illustrators.

They also publish something known as The Ideals Annual, at Easter and Christmas. This book includes poetry (metered and un metered) and non fiction. Nolstalgia is the underlying theme of all the annuals.

To read their full submission guidelines go here. You can see their home page here.